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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD - wow!

    Midnight on Sunday and I am lost, in a dark basement, hearing Keola Beamer pluck his slack key like I've never heard him before.


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    Warms the old heart cockles to see how happy you are with the Uno's. If the shiny ever starts to wear off see if Mike will lend you the Siltechs.
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    Congrats on your speakers.

    I think these speakers are very room dependent. There are so many people who love them. But personally I have never heard them perform any good. This year at a show the Trio with bass horn sounded meh. Zero coherency and no bass.
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    Never heard such with Mikes Trio , far from Meh sounding and btw , the bass integration will be very dependent on what type of amps are driving the Horns and as important as where the pre-amp drive signal is coming from, since the bass is self powered ...


    Meh is the last comment i would expect from one hearing a Trio, i would suggest a bad show setup / seating relationship ..


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    Congrats on your speakers.

    I think these speakers are very room dependent. There are so many people who love them. But personally I have never heard them perform any good. This year at a show the Trio with bass horn sounded meh. Zero coherency and no bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post

    Meh is the last comment i would expect from one hearing a Trio, i would suggest a bad show setup / seating relationship ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Never heard such with Mikes Trio , far from Meh sounding and btw , the bass integration will be very dependent on what type of amps are driving the Horns and as important as where the pre-amp drive signal is coming from, since the bass is self powered ...


    Meh is the last comment i would expect from one hearing a Trio, i would suggest a bad show setup / seating relationship ..


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    There's always one in the crowd...

    Horns are not room dependent (they're controlled directivity) and Trio bass horns is the most realistic bass I've ever heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    There's always one in the crowd...

    Horns are not room dependent (they're controlled directivity) and Trio bass horns is the most realistic bass I've ever heard.
    I was not alone. Most people thought it sounded meh. The source used was a CEC TL0 and CEC DAC. The amps were XA amp by Avantgarde. There was IMHO no coherency in the sound. But like I said could have been the room. In the room next door the bass horns were booming happily.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    My listening preferences are probably different than 99% here. I listen mostly to live recordings of improvisational music.

    I mention this because I had a close buddy over last night. He has heard past systems and I listen to lots of music with him.

    Listening last night, we were transported right there, to the 7th row of a recent concert we saw at MSG. The ambient noise of the crowd, the life of the live experience. It was a whole different experience than listening to these live concerts on my past speakers and, for that matter, the many speakers I have played this material on while demoing. The live experience was captured, so incredibly realistically. At one point I closed my eyes and really felt like I was there, at the venue, the music washing over me. We may or may not have danced our asses off in my basement for a couple of hours.

    There is some tweaking to do (I think I want a little less detail than the KS Elation ICs I am trying right now)... but my oh my. Unlimited potential.

    The first comment from my friend, after 10 minutes of listening, was that these speakers disappear. Yes, it is a big sound. But you can close your eyes and really believe that there are not 2 heavy speakers in the room. The 2nd comment was that he's never heard the live experience recreated like this.

    Since I hate to exaggerate, I will offer my simple opinion: of every audio product I have heard in my time enjoying this hobby, the Uno XD is the most transformative, for me. The most impressive. Why do I say that? Because I don't know another product that so completely opened up a doorway into an entirely different and LIVE experience like this. It may not be everyone, but boy, it is different. It is ALIVE.


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    Re: Avantgarde Uno XD - wow!

    I got confused reading the comments regarding setup. If the speakers are directional, what is the setup challenge? Why is setup not a piece of cake? Just a matter of putting in the right spot to get the bass to integrate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogieman View Post
    I got confused reading the comments regarding setup. If the speakers are directional, what is the setup challenge? Why is setup not a piece of cake? Just a matter of putting in the right spot to get the bass to integrate?
    Yup, pretty much. And how much 3D do you want. Want more? Pull them out from the front wall.


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